Huff Po: A waitress at a Red Lobster in Franklin, Tenn., was reportedly left a racist message on a receipt over the weekend, according to multiple reports. In the tip section, instead of leaving a gratuity, the customer apparently wrote, "None n**ger."
Red Lobster waitress Tori Christina Jenkins, who is black, allegedly received the shameful message on Saturday. Her father posted a screenshot of the message to Facebook Sunday night, saying he hopes it will make people more aware "[t]hat we still have much ignorance to overcome."
Red Lobster spokesman Mike Bernstein told The Huffington Post in an email that the company is "extremely disturbed" by the situation and is currently investigating to determine exactly what happened.
"We take this extremely seriously," he wrote. "This kind of language is completely disgusting and has no place in our restaurant or anywhere else, and we are committed to getting to the bottom of what happened as quickly as possible."
Bernstein also debunked the Daily Mail's report that Jenkins had been suspended, saying she has not lost a single day of work so far and is still scheduled to work this week as usual.
Jenkins had posted a photo of the offensive receipt on Saturday, but she has since pulled it down, perhaps owing to commenters and the media questioning whether the receipt is real. Her father's post remained up as of Monday afternoon.
Jenkins has worked at Red Lobster in Franklin since December 2012, according to her Facebook page.